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16th. welcome to "way too early," the show that wanted to see a little more fireworks and a little less kumbaya at "the view," but today's only day number two, and jen's back. she was off yesterday. welcome back, jen! you're going to have a big role in today's show, just so you know, since you had the day off yesterday. she's very excited. all right, so, let's get down to business and begin with what's going on in the nfl. this as adrian peterson is back with the minnesota vikings this morning after being reinstated to that team. peterson, who did not play on sunday after being indicted for allegedly abusing his son, will face a judge tomorrow in texas. team officials say after careful deliberation, they decided to let the case proceed through the legal system before taking any additional action. >> based on the extensive information that we have right now and what we know about adrian not only as a person but what he has also done for this community, we believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out. we feel strongly as an
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organization that this is discipli disciplining a child, and whether it's an abusive situation or not or whether he went too far disciplining, we feel very strongly that that is the court's decision to make, but we also understand the serio seriousness of abusing children as well. >> so, peterson himself also released a statement, and it reads in part, "i am not a perfect son, i am not a perfect husband, i am not a perfect parent, but i am without a doubt not a child abuser. i am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury. no one can understand the hurt that i feel for my son and for the harm i caused him." peterson's lawyer says a report involving another investigation into the football star is from two years ago and was never substantiated. but amid the new accusations, the radisson hotel chain is suspending a limited sponsorship deal with the vikings. and you may have noticed on that
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step-and-repeat that was behind, on the banner there, the radisson's name appeared with the vikings logo. radisson says it has a longstanding commitment to children, takes the matter very seriously. meanwhile, the time is running out for ray rice to appeal his indefinite suspension for domestic violence. the deadline to appeal is 11:59 p.m. eastern time tonight. the nfl players association is expected to file the challenge on rice's behalf. and nfl commissioner roger goodell announced four women have been hired as advisers on domestic violence for the nfl. their focus will include working on new policies and training for all nfl employees. well, the first phase of the united states's expanded campaign to defeat islamic state militants is now under way, and officials say the operations successfully targeted an isis fighting position near baghdad. the u.s. has now carried out more than 160 air strikes against islamic state militants in iraq. meanwhile, lawmakers appear willing to give president obama
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short-term approval to arm moderate syrian rebels to fight members of isis there. however, a full debate would not happen until after the midterm elections. but arming members of the syrian opposition is showoccasioning a split in the gop. republican senator rand paul is opposed to that plan, which is drawing strong criticism from his colleague, senator john mccain. >> some of the moderate rebels, the moderate rebels, so-called moderate rebels, have now signed a cease-fire with isis. so, really, their enemy's really assad and they don't really care what isis does. and so, they are the weakest fighting force there. it's a mistake to arm them. most of the arms we've given to the so-called moderate rebels have wound up in the hands of isis, because isis simply takes it from them or is given them, or we mistakenly actually give it to some of the radicals. so, the intervention in syria has created a safe haven for isis and has made our problem much more difficult. >> has rand paul ever been to syria? has he ever met with isis?
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>> i'm not trying to cause a fight, sir. >> no, no, no, we're going to have a fight, because it's patently false. this is the same rand paul that said we didn't want to have anything to do with anything to do in the middle east, by the way. i don't want to get in a fight with him at all, but it's not true. i know these people. i'm in contact with them all the time. >> all right, let me ask you this -- >> and he is not. >> so, president obama heads to atlanta today, where he is expected to announce a major u.s. response to the ebola outbreak in west africa. in a speech at the centers for disease control, the president will outline plans to combat the spreading virus, including building more than a dozen treatment centers and sending up to 3,000 members of the u.s. military for support and organization. the latest count from the world health organization stands at more than 4,700 infected in west africa, but many believe that tally to be far higher. here in the u.s., doctors for american ebola patient dr. richard sacra said tuesday he is improving steadily and his
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treatments, becoming more talkative every single day. democrat alison lundergan grimes is out with a new ad as she tries to cut into republican senator mitch mcconnell's lead in the u.s. senate race in kentucky, and the ad shows grimes skeet shooting in a field wearing a vest and protective glasses, and she criticized the senate minority leader and separates herself from president obama. >> mitch mcconnell wants you to think i'm barack obama. mitch is the same guy who thought duke basketball players were uk, or who's attacking me on coal after doing next to nothing while we've lost thousands of coal jobs. he even said it's not his job to bring jobs to kentucky. i'm not barack obama. i disagree with him on guns, coal and the epa. and mitch, that's not how you hold a gun. >> senator mcconnell's campaign tweeted this photo in response. the photo shows both of them skeet shooting and says simply, "grimes equals obama." an nbc news/marist poll shows
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senator mcconnell with an eight-point lead among likely voters. we turn our attention to new hampshire, where a new poll shows republican challenger scott brown in a dead heat with incumbent democratic senator jeanne shaheen. the cnn opinion research poll has the race tied at likely voters at 48%, and more than eight in ten said they would not change their minds. that poll also showed voters there hold a low opinion of the president with just a 38% approval rating in the granite state. british prime minister david cameron has made a last-ditch effort to keep the uk intact ahead of thursday's referendum on scotland's independence. cameron traveled to scotland in an effort to sway undecided voters, saying "independents would not be a trial separation, it would be a painful divorce." >> it would mean we no longer share the same currency. it would mean the armed forces we built up together over centuries being split up forever. it would mean our pension funds being sliced up at some cost. it would mean the borders we
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have would become international and may no longer be so easily crossed. it would mean the automatic support that you currently get from british embassies when you're traveling around the world, that would come to an end. >> all right, so, cnbc's steve sedgwick joins us live from london. steve, let's talk more about the prime minister's speech and how it was received, especially with that emotional language using the word divorce. >> yeah, yeah, absolutely. not a trial separation, he said. but look, the yes campaign, alex salmon and others say, actually, we could have the same currency, and there are a lot of other questions about the split up of the assets, which he says westminster is giving a very negative view on which isn't necessarily going to be the case for scotland. david cameron is a conservative. he is a tori, and they are very unpopular in scotland. there are 59 west parliamentary seats in scotland and only one is held by a conservative as well. you can see david cameron, despite having a scottish surname, is rather on the wrong side of politics up there as well and it's actually left to
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the labor party and liberal democrats to try to convince the scots to stay with the union, but a lot of questions. i spoke with harvard professor neil ferguson, a scott as well himself, and he said the scots are being economically illiterate about this, but it's about passion and internationalism and that's swaying a lot of people. there are up 0500,000 undecideds, too, which could be absolutely key here. >> we'll see how things play out by the end of the week. and gm, major movement on that front, new information when it comes to a payout in the deaths linked to the faulty ignition switches. >> yeah, that's right. we've now got a new figure on the number of families that have had settlements because a member of the family's been killed down to the gm ignition switch problem. the number is now up to 19. that was up from the previous level of 13 people. families of the people who died. but again, at least $1 million. but the entire fund gm has put aside for compensation, including all kinds of
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litigation, criminal cases as well, is up as much as $600 million as well. so, you can see there's a lot going on here, various different avenues and different court cases as well, but yes, 19 families now have received compensation for fatalities. back to you. >> okay, steve. thank you very much, sir. appreciate it. i want to bring everybody in on our next story, because it might be surprising for some to hear about this. we get it from the website insure.com. and it's out now with a list of states that has the rudest drivers. after surveying 2,000 drivers nationwide, look at that list! idaho topping the list. i know. jen is shaking her head. followed by the nation's capital. some would argue that new york would be higher than number three, but maybe that's because many city dwellers ride the subway. wyoming came in fourth and massachusetts rounded out the top five. idaho! idaho coming in number one there. that brings us to our twitter question for you this morning. what state do you think has the rudest drivers? tweet us your most specific answers. let's get specific.
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on this. use #waytooearly. we're going to put the best ones later in the show. specific and 140 characters or less. you know, specific about how rude people are. maybe hand gestures were involved, something like that. all right, so, still ahead, lesean mccoy says he tips on his service. we're going to tell you how much his infamous bill with a 20-cent tip is reportedly going for now on ebay. and the latest on the tropical storm odile as she makes her way from mexico to the u.s. that story and a check on the rest of the forecast when "way too early" comes right back. stick around! ♪ >> another mass shooting, this time at a navy facility in washington. a short distance from the u.s. capitol. >> it was pop, pop, pop, pop,
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welcome back. time for sports, and the east and colts on "monday night football." we jump to the third quarter. the little man makes a big impact. only 5'6", but darren sproles takes the handoff on the second and goal from the 19. he weaves through traffic, finds the end zone to tie it at 20. fourth quarter, eagles with the ball after forcing a turnover with an interception. qb nick foles hits sproles on a screen with a lot of room. sproles does the rest from there, taking it 51 yards to set up philly for a six-yard touchdown. the colts are forced to punt on their next possession and the philly offense sets up cody parky for the game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expires. the eagles now 2-0 after the 30-27 victory. switch gears, talk about major league baseball. the l.a. angels are the first team to clinch a playoff berth
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after an 8-1 victory over the mariners. and in new york, mets right-hander jacob degla fanned the first eight batters that he faced. >> pretty cool! >> very cool. 15 strikeouts in seven innings but earned a no decision after the mets 6-5 loss to the marlins. kansas city, royals down 3-2 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. >> diced into third. and the ball gets away from thomas! dyson keeps running! he is safe to tie the game! >> all right, the stolen base, and he scores the tying run. kc's next batter keeps them from heading to extras with a double now. lorenzo cain up to bat with a man on second. >> now gore goes to third. this is going to be a tough play. no play! royals win it in the bottom of the ninth! >> yeah, shortstop messed it up. joey said it. the mishandled infield single scores the winning run.
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royals keep pace with the tigers, who remain 1 1/2 games atop the a.l. central after beating the twins last night. phillies closer jonathan papelbon is suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for a bold motion aimed at philly fans -- >> that was an adjustment. >> it got him ejected from sunday's 5-4 loss to the marlins. >> look what he does to the umpire, though. that was the bad part. >> papelbon maintains the gesture was unintentional. and the phillies released a statement, supporting the mlb's decision and apologizing to fans. so -- >> yeah. >> you got that. better cup, mike says. remember last week's controversy over a 20-cent tip left by eagles running back lesean mccoy on a bill for over 60 bucks at a philly restaurant? well, it appears that receipt has been put up for auction on ebay by a friend of the restaurant's owner. the current bid for the crinkled receipt allegedly handled and
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signed by the pro athlete stands at nearly $100,000? >> what? >> what? who the hell? >> for what? >> i want to meet these -- >> what the what? who the who? >> and who does that on ebay anyway? >> who, what? >> $100,000! >> all right, bill, so, when you're not on ebay bidding for that receipt, what's going on in the weather world? or being flipped off -- you were telling us in the break -- >> the worst driver. >> someone in a hot convertible was mad at you. >> i got the bird yesterday. that guy was not happy with me. >> what did you do to deserve it? >> maybe an indicator didn't get used, maybe it did. i don't remember. >> you didn't use your arm signals? >> yeah, exactly. the cabo san lucas stuff, pretty bad down there. it didn't devastate the area. you'll be able to as a tourist go back in the coming months, but it's going to take a while to clean up. and we've still got a lot of american tourists trapped down there. they don't have any way out because the airport is still closed and you can't drive out
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because the roads to the north are still closed, too. so, the military's trying to clear things out and a lot of people have to just stay put until about thursday. they're hoping to get the airport open. cabo san lucas, a beautiful resort for people on the coast. now the rain will spread to the desert southwest. not often does a hurricane path go into southern arizona, but it will dissipate by the time it gets there. a lot of rain in the area, though, up to 2 to 3 inches possible, flash flooding for the second time in two weeks. also, tom, a few showers sweeping through new england this morning, but the afternoon will dry out. it will be decent after some early-morning sprinkles. >> okay. all right, bill. thank you, sir. appreciate it. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," new mexico prosecutors deny giving ray rice special treatment over his domestic violence case, but is that the truth? we'll lube at the timeline, break it down. when we return, we'll huddle around the water cooler with some lines that are really blurred. robin thicke's defense after being accused of ripping off a marvin gaye classic. did the singer throw pharrell williams under the bus? the testimony you've got to hear to believe, after this.
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all right, so, earlier in the show, we told you about british prime minister david cameron's visit to scotland yesterday as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the uk intact before scotland preps to vote on independence thursday. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends that if
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scotland became independent, it would be the 14th wealthiest country in the world per capita, ranking higher than britain, thanks primarily to an abundance of oil and gas. okay, it is time to huddle around the water cooler and check in with louis and an update on our friend, nicole. >> it's the highly anticipated season 18. "the view" premiered yesterday with a new set and a new co-host, one of them a close friend of "morning joe's," nicolle wallace, and there's one thing she had to get straight right out of the gate. >> i am a republican. we should get that out of the way, right? >> and i really like her, i swear to god! i really like her. i do. [ applause ] not kidding. it's all real this year. everything's true. if we say it, it's true. i actually love her. >> maybe george bush will paint us. so, i worked for george bush in the white house for six incredible years. i was there on 9/11. and then when those years ended, i went to work for john mccain and sarah palin. that didn't end as well.
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yeah, you may have heard they had a brawl. i was in those brawls, and they didn't end very well, either. but i've been writing novels and raising a 2-year-old boy, and i've been over down the street at msnbc for a couple of years working on "morning joe," but i'm thrilled to be here. >> let me ask you about, you know -- >> yeah, yeah. you can say it without laughing. >> sarah palin. how's that? >> so -- >> can i ask three specific questions? >> yes. >> okay. one, what was it like when you first met her? two, did the winking get on your nerves? and three, when did you want to just pop her? >> okay. when i first met her, i just had an emergency, what's it called, root canal. i was on vicodin, and i'm like, it must be the drugs, but i have no idea who this is. so, i went out, who is this one? who did we go with? so, she was pretty cool first time i met her, but our relationship really erupted and exploded, and it was irreparably
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damaged after the katie couric interview when she thought i had set her up for failure and i felt like the questions were pretty fair. she asked her what she read, you know. so, that was sort of the end of the end. >> nicolle wallace doing a very good job there, thomas. >> she did a great job. maybe since she took vicodin, maybe she helped with the blurred lines story. robin thicke has a doozy of a defense in his legal battle where he and pharrell williams are accused of copyright infringement for ripping over marvin gaye's classic "gotta give it up." thicke is contradicting past statements he's made about his role in the project. last year, he told "gq" magazine, "pharrell and i were in the studio and i told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was marvin gaye's "got to give it up." i was like, we should make something like that, something we could groove. then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in a half hour and recorded it." but court depositions by the "hollywood reporter," had thicke
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saying "i was high on vicodin and alcohol when i showed up to the studio, so my recollections when i made the song, i wanted to be more involved than i actually was. nine months later, it became a huge hit and i wanted the credit, but in reality, pharrell had the beat and wrote almost every part of the song." the singer also said that he was high during most of the interviews last year and that his drug and alcohol problem was the reason that his wife, paula patton, left him. so, that's a pretty interesting development. i mean, it was the song of the summer. >> it's sad when you hear about it. >> it's sad it was so successful. let's turn to lighter fair. thomas, you had quite the honor last night, singing backup to sing during last night's uprising of love benefit concert promoting global equality. take a look at this. ♪ no matter what they say, be yourself no matter what they say ♪ ♪ be yourself no matter what they say ♪ >> hear that? not tone-deaf. not tone-deaf. >> i saw you.
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yeah, i didn't know you could sing. >> i can. >> that might be a stretch, backup singing. was that lina hall? >> that was, yes, from head wing and the angry inch. >> tony award-winner there. >> we were freaking out. >> grooving there. >> we had the best time. >> that seemed like a really great event, supporting global equality. >> look at that, with the angelic light going right across us. >> oh, my god. the king right there. >> anyway, a fantastic night. check out uprisingoflove.org. louis, thank for indulging me there because i don't often get on the stage with sting! that was cool! >> you're multitalented. >> that was awesome! >> the voice, backup singing, you were on tv. >> no, the restraining order and the tone-deafness normally keeps me away from him! louis, thank you. now your responses on twitter. earlier, we asked you which state you think has rudest drivers. our producer, justine delgado has some of the responses. and the new england area not faring so well. >> no, definitely not. jim says "massachusetts drivers see a turn signal as a sign of
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weakness." and then jeff says, "new york has the rudest drivers. forget about it." >> forget about it. all right, justine, thank you. coming up next on "way too early," looking for stories you'll hear in the day ahead. "morning joe" moments away. [ female announcer ] nervous whitening will damage your teeth?
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welcome back, everybody. let's get a check on the day ahead before the day ahead. secretary of defense and chairman of joint chiefs will appear before the armed services committee to discuss the plan to defeat isis. trump plaza hotel and casino in atlantic city officially closes its doors today. another casino shuttering there. that will do it for "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ you know, mika, we don't know a lot about the shooting range instructor in arizona who was tragically struck down last month, by a 9-year-old girl. that horrifying incident obviously brought to light the insane practice ofom

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